Han har trådt både Pippa Middleton, Heidi Klum og Adele over tæerne, og selvom sidstnævnte fik en bunke Chanel-tasker som undskyldning, tog Lagerfeld selv konflikten op igen i år, da han tog æren for, at hun har tabt sig.
Karl Lagerfeld mener nemlig hellere, at man skal være for tynd end for tyk. Og det er bare en af hans mange kontroversielle holdninger. Chanels og Fendis 77-årige chefdesigner er nemlig ikke bleg for at provokere! Faktisk elsker han det. Og vi elsker at følge med fra sidelinjen.
Vi har samlet 20 af Karl Lagerfelds bedste guldkorn; hans sjoveste, ondeste og mest politisk ukorrekte udtalelser. De er på engelsk, for designerens særlige sproglige 'twist' er en stor del af fornøjelsen. Så forbered dig på et godt grin, og tilføj selv lidt tysk accent.
Karl Lagerfeld designer hotel
Om sig selv:
"I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long."
Life is not a beauty contest. Some ugly people are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people. The worst is ugly, short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life. They are mean and they want to kill you."
Om sine solbriller:
"They're my burka... I'm a little short-sighted, and people, when they're short-sighted, they remove their glasses and then they look like cute little dogs who want to be adopted."
Om det at være ydmyg:
"I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth."
Om sig selv:
"I am a walking label. My name is Labelfeld, not Lagerfeld."
"I hate intellectual conversation with intellectuals because I only care about my opinion."
Om sine mange hjem:
"I actually have two houses. This house here, it's only for sleeping and sketching, and I have another house two-and-a-half meters away for lunch and dinner and to see people, and there the cook is and all that."
Om sin kat, Choupette:
"Lately, I play with my cat, Choupette. The cat always stays home, and when I leave, the maid takes care of her. The cat is like a very refined object. She doesn't go into the street, and she doesn't go to other places. She is a spoiled princess."
Om Heidi Klum:
"I don't know who Heidi Klum is. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn't know who she is."
Om det at være unik:
"Normal people think I'm insane."
Om sine solbriller:
"I had an interview once with some German journalist. Some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists, maybe a week after, and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me, it's impolite, remove your glasses. I said, do I ask you to remove your bra?"
"Swans are the meanest animals in the World, you know. I had problems with them as a child. They hate children. I was caught by one, so I know. The idea of swans is lovely, and they have a beautiful shape, but they seem more romantic than they in fact are."
"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants."
"Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, the sister struggles. I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back."
Om sit forhold til mode:
"I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm."
"I think tattoos are horrible. It's like living in a Pucci dress full-time. If you're young and tight, maybe it's OK, but…"
Om to-do lister:
"If someone gives me a to-do list, I say Thank you, this is nice, one
needs something to throw in the wastebasket."
Om hvorfor han tabte sig 90 kg:
"I lost 200 pounds to wear suits by Hedi Slimane."
Om politisk korrekthed:
"Be politically correct, but please don't bother other people with conversation about being politically correct, because that's the end of everything. You want to create boredom? Be politically correct in your conversation."
"In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish."